The 41 meter long fishing vessel Cap Horizon became disabled off Cabo de Gata, Spain. The Cap Horizon was headed for Concarneau when it suffered engine failure and went adrift. Spanish authorities were alerted and dispatched a vessel to the scene. Before rescuers arrived, the crew of the Cap Horizon were able to restart the engine. Authorities arrived and escorted the Cap Horizon to Almeria where it docked. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
On March 2, the 18 meter long fishing vessel Lusitania Primero sank in the port of Vigo, Spain. The Lusitania Primero had been moored alongside another longliner when it suffered a broken pipe in the stern. The crew on board attempted to get the water ingress under control, but they were not able dewater the vessel. The crew requested assistance with the local fire brigade responding. The firemen tried to dewater the vessel as well, but the rate of water ingress was too much and the fishing vessel partially sank. No reports of injuries.
Authorities placed booms around the vessel to contain any pollution. Divers were requested to help remove any diesel fuel from the vessel’s tanks.
The 13 meter long fishing vessel Germans Fortuny ran aground near Salou, Spain. The vessel had run ashore onto the beach off Ponent. No reports of injuries to the 4 crew on board. Authorities dispatched the rescue boat Salvamar Fomalhaut to the scene. Rescuers were able to refloat the Germans Fortuny a short time later and towed the fishing vessel back Tarragona. No reports of injuries or pollution released.